vendredi 31 août 2018

Gaston Goor


Are you interested in selling or exchanging Gaston Goor's drawings?          
Feel free to get in touch with me!

arcadianeros [at] gmail.com

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Digital Narcissus


The Art of Gaston Goor



Gaston Goor — Pastel drawing (details) — 1968 (Private collection)

Tired Apollo


Just a fleeting glimpse...


Sur une plage...


"Loin de tout du monde des autres
Nous nous sommes aimés
Sur une plage de sable doré
Dans les ressacs de nos désirs
Dans les vagues de nos plaisirs"

Eraste de Saint-Amant, Poèmes garçonniers, 1998.

Comment oublier ?


"Comment oublier tout ce que m'a offert ce garçon, sa gentillesse, sa confiance, son premier amour ? La mélancolie prolonge le bonheur.  Je note ces mots le coeur serré, mais je n'ai pas le don des lamentations."

"How could I ever forget what this boy gave me, his kindness, his trust, his first love? Melancholy helps happiness to last a bit longer. I am writing these words with a deep sadness, but I am not gifted for lamentations."

Claude Michel Cluny, Moi qui dors toujours si bien, Journal littéraire 1986-187, L'Invention du temps, tome IX, Paris, Editions de la Différence, 2011, p. 253.

jeudi 30 août 2018

Your blue eyes...


No need for words...


eye contact


Jules Houplain (French movies actor)



You made my cry....

The Art of Gaston Goor





Gaston Goor — Pastel drawing (1964-1972) — Private collection.

Many thanks to the anonymous collector who, in a very generous way, allowed me to post these pics from his personal collection !

By the way, if you have some rare Gaston Goor's drawings and if you are kind enough to share them with a wider audience, please, feel free to email me:

arcadianeros [at] gmail.com

And if you have any Goor's art for sale or trade, please, feel free to get in touch with me too...

I am puzzled by the handwritten date below Goor's signature: 1964-1972.

This drawing was a work in progress for 8 years... Why did it take so long ? Impressive artwork, indeed... Such a focus on leaves and trees... And on these young men playing in the river...

Fascinating drawing...


False Alarm



Bacchus


Domenico Poggini (1520-1590)
Bacchus 1554

I presume Domenico Poggini was not totally indifferent to boys beauty...

Bacchus was obviously a wise choice for an artist 
willing to conceal his inner feelings under a mythological veil...

The Veil


"Let me guess
The colour of your eyes
The sound of your voice
The perfume of your skin
The touch of your lips

Let me guess
Your thoughts
Your dreams
Your memories
Your hopes

Let me guess
The boy beyond the veil"

Eraste de Saint-Amant, Poèmes garçonniers, 2001

(this poem was written in English, probably during Eraste's stay in San Francisco)

mercredi 29 août 2018

Everything that falls, gets broken...



The Art of Gaston Goor




Gaston Goor, Drawing of Mario Parisi (friend of Renaud Icard)
août 1936

(private collection)

Androgyne


"Le garçon androgyne déplace les frontières de la beauté vers des terres inconnues, où l'humain tutoie l'angélique dans la nostalgie d'un paradis, d'une unité perdus...

Il y a quelque chose de saisissant dans certains visages qui laissent transparaître la beauté d'une âme, au-delà des mots, pétrifiant le regard dans une contemplation silencieuse...

On approche de l'archétype, de l'essence, de l'idée même de beauté, et l'amant platonicien entrevoit le terme de sa quête d'absolu et de perfection dans l'éblouissement d'un visage inoubliable..."

Edouard Nocragel, Pensées et mémoires, Bruxelles, 1950, p. 83.

The Art of Michel Gourlier



 (Original drawing, without date, private collection)

Back to School


Black and white


mardi 28 août 2018

White necklace


Ephebe


"Nous nous sommes tant aimés
Dans les palestres d'Athènes
Dans les montagnes d'Arcadie
Dans les jardins persans
Dans les harems turcs
Dans les palais vénitiens
Dans les collèges d'Oxford
Dans la Medina de Marakkech
Dans les jardins de Taormina
Au Drugstore de Saint-Germain
Dans les dark rooms du Marais
A la Gay Pride de Berlin

Nous nous sommes tant aimés"

Eraste de Saint-Amant, Poèmes garçonniers, 2010.

Blue



Erased Memories

Who were these boys?
They were lovers...
Who erased their faces?
Why?

Sleeping beauty



"Where are you gone?
How could I reach you?
I have been told that lovers of beauty
May enter the gardens of dreams
And join their loved one
For a ever lasting kiss...

I wish I could join you
And for ever caress your hair and your face
And kiss your deliciously pink lips
Without ever waking you up..."

Eraste de Saint-Amant, Poèmes garçonniers, 2002.
(translation by Mark Aschenbach, 2018)

The Art of Gaston Goor





Gaston Goor — Pastel drawing (1974) — Details (private collection)

lundi 27 août 2018

Do you want to taste?


Collecting Gaston Goor's drawings


Are you interested in sale or exchange of Gaston Goor's drawings?          
Feel free to get in touch with me!



Intéressé pour vendre ou échanger des dessins de Gaston Goor?
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The Art of Selfie


Obviously, there would be no boys selfies without a bathroom, a smartphone, a mirror, someone to send the selfie to, something to prove or just to say...

A selfie tells an intimate story...

Why did it become public?

Yes




Matt Edmonson




Could you understand ?


I guess it is your face first
Your eyes
The outline of your lips
Your hair
The smoothness of your face
And your finger your hand
What you eyes tell me
What your lips don't tell
But expect from mines

Narcissus